Nelson and Ulanski re-sign with Eagles

WINDSOR, Colo. – The
Colorado Eagles announced that veteran forwards Riley Nelson and Kevin Ulanski will re-join the Eagles’ lineup for the 2013-14 season.

Nelson, the team’s captain and all-time leading scorer with 758 points in 590 games, is the only player remaining from the club’s inaugural season in 2003. Among his many accolades, Nelson also ranks first in Eagles’ history in goals, assists and plus/minus. A two-time champion and league MVP in the Central Hockey League, Nelson registered 60 points (25g-35a) in 66 games in the 2011-12 season, the Eagles first season in the ECHL, to rank as the team’s third-highest scoring forward. Last season the Cranbrook, British Columbia native posted 14 points in just 26 games of action.

A member of the University of Denver’s back-to-back NCAA championship teams in 2004 and 2005, Ulanski has played for the Eagles in each of the past five seasons, being voted the Central Hockey League’s MVP in 2009-10 — a season in which he also led the league in points (109). Ulanski ranks fourth on the team’s all-time scoring list with 407 points (138g-269a) in 308 games. The 109 points he registered in the 2009-10 season are a club record for most points in a campaign. Last season, Ulanski registered 51 points in 59 games, which was good for fourth on the team in scoring.